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post #7621 of 17274
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Originally Posted by highfilter View Post

Got the HDTracks version today and here's a comparison to the CD version. HD version is less squashed / boosted.

 

Deftones - Swerve City - CD Version (DR6)

Deftones - Swerve City - HDTracks Version (DR10)

 

deftones_swerve_city_compare.jpg

 

Deftones - Rosemary - CD Version (DR6)

Deftones - Rosemary - HDTracks Version (DR11)

 

deftones_rosemary_compare.jpg

 

Also, you can enter "wyred20" as a coupon at HDTracks to get 20% your order. From Wyred4Sound: Enter wyred20 when checking out at HD tracks and get 20% off your entire cart! Make sure and take advantage of this during the offer which is valid for one week from Nov. 10th to the 17th 2012.

 

another guy in the thread for the cd had that as well, looks a lot better, i can support a lack of brickwalling

post #7622 of 17274

So... I'm looking to start recording my friends band (once they finish writing) So I'm reading up about recording, producing etc.
What I want to know, is who is responsible for the differences in the DR's of the original tapes, and the final mixes? Is it whoever is mastering the album that's pushing the levels up or?
 

post #7623 of 17274
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Originally Posted by PleasantNoise View Post

So... I'm looking to start recording my friends band (once they finish writing) So I'm reading up about recording, producing etc.
What I want to know, is who is responsible for the differences in the DR's of the original tapes, and the final mixes? Is it whoever is mastering the album that's pushing the levels up or?
 

 

I recommend reading the http://productionadvice.co.uk/ and http://www.audio-issues.com/blog/ blogs for recording and producing tips. You can choose how much headroom and at what bit depth you want to mix at. Best practice is to use 32-bit floating point, and leave several dB of headroom for your mix. You don't want any clipping. The mastering engineers are usually responsible for cranking the levels up to the stupid/insane point, but not always.

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Edited by Redcarmoose - 11/14/12 at 4:36am
post #7625 of 17274
I am sure many of you are already aware of Anaal Nathrakh's latest fantastic monster, Vanitas.





My review on Metal-Fi is here

Unfortunately the whole album has a dynamic range of 2 (mostly DR3's with two tracks dipping into DR2). Ouch!
Edited by Trogdor - 11/14/12 at 1:14pm
post #7626 of 17274
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Originally Posted by PhoenixClaw View Post

I'm kinda late to the party but I'm really enjoying BTBAM's The Parallax II. I loved the Hypersleep Dialogues EP but the Parallax II is another level above it.

Yeah, The Parallax II is the first BTBAM Album that I've really been able to get into.  There other albums were for the most part really good.  And there live performance was ******* amazing. But I couldn't really happily play any of their albums through, they'd go through one ear and out the other.  Parallax II manages to really capture my attention.

post #7627 of 17274
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Originally Posted by PleasantNoise View Post

So... I'm looking to start recording my friends band (once they finish writing) So I'm reading up about recording, producing etc.
What I want to know, is who is responsible for the differences in the DR's of the original tapes, and the final mixes? Is it whoever is mastering the album that's pushing the levels up or?
 

I'm recording my friends band as well, and I've probably read the entire internet so far as I have no job and very little school. If you have any questions or need any advice or a second pair of ears give me a PM.

Matter of fact our drummers new set just came in so I'll probably be recording all weekend.


Edited by John In Cali - 11/14/12 at 2:14pm
post #7628 of 17274
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Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post

I am sure many of you are already aware of Anaal Nathrakh's latest fantastic monster, Vanitas.


My review on Metal-Fi is here
Unfortunately the whole album has a dynamic range of 2 (mostly DR3's with two tracks dipping into DR2). Ouch!

 

I definitely approve of that review...and i agree completely on the DR issue, its pretty ridiculous on that cd, like worse than Death Magnetic bad...

 

on a side note, i went and bought some HD Tracks albums last night, and while i find the downloader to be a huge PoS, i finally got the tracks this afternoon, and ive got to say they are competely worth it for the new masters, i grabbed the new Deftones, and it sounds absurdley better. the drums specifically sound leagues better, way more listenable and natural. I also got 13 by megadeth, and while i dont have the redbook version, this one sounds solid, and from the looks of it, is much better than the cd was...i also grabbed Green Day's American Idiot in a fit of nostalgia, and holy balls, i think this one blew me away the most, this mix sounds like a million times better than the CD version did!

post #7629 of 17274

This is some pretty excellent sludge, along with possibly the best album art I've seen this year.

 

 

http://whatthebloodrevealed.bandcamp.com/album/harbour-of-devils


What the Blood Revealed

post #7630 of 17274
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post

I definitely approve of that review...and i agree completely on the DR issue, its pretty ridiculous on that cd, like worse than Death Magnetic bad...

on a side note, i went and bought some HD Tracks albums last night, and while i find the downloader to be a huge PoS, i finally got the tracks this afternoon, and ive got to say they are competely worth it for the new masters, i grabbed the new Deftones, and it sounds absurdley better. the drums specifically sound leagues better, way more listenable and natural. I also got 13 by megadeth, and while i dont have the redbook version, this one sounds solid, and from the looks of it, is much better than the cd was...i also grabbed Green Day's American Idiot in a fit of nostalgia, and holy balls, i think this one blew me away the most, this mix sounds like a million times better than the CD version did!

I actually pointed it out to Anaal and their response thus far was I quote "Turn the bass up." Sigh.

Like I said in the review, Im pretty sure it was a conscious decision so I have my doubts about the vinyl master.
post #7631 of 17274
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Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post


I actually pointed it out to Anaal and their response thus far was I quote "Turn the bass up." Sigh.
Like I said in the review, Im pretty sure it was a conscious decision so I have my doubts about the vinyl master.

 

hahahahaha thats too f%#king depressing.... "turn the bass up"...really????

post #7632 of 17274
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post

 

hahahahaha thats too f%#king depressing.... "turn the bass up"...really????


Just make it louder dude! Moar louder = moar better!

 

post #7633 of 17274

since when did bands think it was ok to start willfully releasing music that they know for a fact to be broken? ...i do like me some Anaal Nathrakh though.

post #7634 of 17274

This is some really interesting stuff, lots of disturbing psychedelic atmospheres. Great bassist, too. I'd recommend checking it out.

 

 

post #7635 of 17274
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post

since when did bands think it was ok to start willfully releasing music that they know for a fact to be broken? ...i do like me some Anaal Nathrakh though.

since the introduction of the CD mostly...although bands tried it with vinyl in the 60's/70's, there is a physical limit to how "brickwalled" vinyl can actually be.  CD/digital on the other hand...

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